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Jennifer Gale Johnson Smither, 70, of Midway, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away at home on Friday, April 21, 2017. She was born on April 3, 1947 in Carter County, the only daughter of the late Thompse "Jack" and Thelma Skaggs Johnson. Jennifer was a former employee of Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles. Jennifer and her husband owned race horses and was a lover of all animals who often took in strays.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack B. Smither, Midway, her son, Randy Lunsford, parents, Thompse " Jack" Johnson and Thelma Johnson of Olive Hill, brothers, Edwin " Edd" Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, Charles " Dick" Johnson, James " Buck" Johnson , Johnny Johnson , and Jeffrey Johnson , all of Olive Hill.

Jennifer is survived by her two brothers, Edwin "Rowdy" Johnson (Regina) of Olive Hill, Charles "Scott" Johnson (Kathleen) of Virginia Beach, VA, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home, Versailles. Pallbearers were, Edwin "Rowdy" Johnson, Steven Smither, Mike Major, Ricky Major, Alan Justice and, Johnny Justice. Burial followed at Midway Cemetery, Midway.

Memorial donations are suggested to Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY, 40601. Online guestbook is available at www.BlackburnandWard.com
Published on April 24, 2017
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